Alibaba group research and development expenses

Research and development Expenses of Alibaba Group 2011-2019

YearR&D Costs (RMB Million)R&D ($ million)
2019¥37,435 $5,578
2018¥22,754$3,628
2017¥17,060 $2,479
2016¥13,788$2,138
2015¥10,658$1,720 
2014¥5,093 
2013¥3,753 
2012¥2,897 
2011¥2,062 

The product development (R&D) expenses of Alibaba group for FY 2019 were ¥37,435 million or $5,578 million. Previous fiscal year (2018), its R&D expenses were ¥22,754 million or $3,628 million. In FY 2019, R&D expenses of Alibab group were 10% of the revenue compared to 9% previous fiscal year.

Alibaba Annual Reports.